What's on your sports bucket list?

OutbackBowl2017

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I understand the history and the environment, but there was only one pass in the entire Monaco GP and it happened on the first lap. It’s a boring race.
Just the place is amazing. The views, cars, boats, and yachts as well as all the hot females all over the place. So much money in that part of the world. They don’t call it the play ground for the rich for nothing.
 
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hawkeyekid

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-Manchester United match at Old Traford
-NHL playoff game (preferably Chicago)
-World Cup match
-NFL playoff game
-Iowa Rosebowl/Sweet 16 or better
-Handful of college football games. LSU, OK/TX, UM/tOSU, Army/Navy
 
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FSUTribe76

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I have been quite lucky and I’ve been to a number of my “bucket list” sporting events already.

Bucket Sporting Events I’ve already been to:
-1996 Olympics when I was an intern with Kodak and got free tickets to all but some of the very hardest to get tickets and my ex-girlfriend at the time bought me tickets to the Soccer Finals and Opening Ceremony. I also saw multiple tennis matchups, multiple Dream Team games and saw the women’s gymnastics finals, the baseball medal games, the Mens 100 finals, and multiple lesser events.
-Super Bowl 25 in Tampa
-1994 Orange Bowl where FSU won the Natty, 1995 Sugar Bowl which was the 5th Quarter in the French Quarter ie the followup to the Choke at Doak, the 1996 Orange Bowl where FSU beat Notre Dame, the 1997 Sugar Bowl where FSU lost the Natty, and the 1998 Sugar Bowl where FSU best Ohio State.
-3 Daytona 500s and 2 Homestead Ford Championship weekends all with pit, hit garage and owners passes courtesy of a friend of my dad’s whose son was a top engineer for Hendricks Motorsports.
-UFC 12 (Mark Coleman vs Dan Severn), UFC 14 (Maurice Smith vs Tank Abbott, Randy Couture vs Vitor Belfort), UFC 52 (Chuck Liddel vs Randy Couture, GSP vs Jason Miller), UFC 88 (Rashad Evans vs Chuck Liddell, Rich Franklin vs Matt Hamill, Dan Henderson vs Rousimar Palhares), UFC 107 (BJ Penn vs Diego Sanchez, Frank Mir vs Cheick Kongo) And also Pride 32 (Fedor Emelianenko vs Mark Coleman, Dan Henderson vs Vitor Belford)
-2019 College World Series where I got to see Mike Martin Sr’s last win in a 1-0 game against Arkansas filled with drama. That was the only game we went to.
-1996 US Open (Tennis) where I watched Pete Sampras win it all after vomiting on the court in the previous round

Still on my bucket list in order of my interest from most to the least
-Kentucky Derby
-Wimbledon
-Calcio Storico in Florence
-Haru Basho in Osaka or Natsu Basho in Tokyo
-Badminton Horse Trials
-French Open (Tennis)
-FSU in a Rose Bowl
-Calgary Stampede
-Stanley Cup Finals
-Rays in a World Series
-Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
-Heavyweight Boxing Championship Match in Madison Square Gardens
-Summer X Games
-AFL Grand Final
-FSU in a Mens or Women’s Final Four
-PBA World Championship
-Indianapolis 500
-FSU in the Softball World Series in OKC
-FSU in women’s soccer national championship game
-US Masters (golf)

Things others love I have zero interest in attending and would have to get completely free tickets to go to:
-NBA Finals
-Any soccer event other than FSU women’s soccer in another championship game
-Worlds Strongest Man Competition
-Any golf event other than the US Masters
-Grey Cup
-Any other Super Bowl (as I went to 25) that doesn’t include the Bucs
 

BeepBeepInMyJeep

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I realized that I’ve done a lot already, but here are the top ten left, in order of importance…

6) FC St. Pauli in the Bundesliga at Millerntor

Definitely an interesting place. With the art gallery and now the GIANT carnival area and street market adjacent to the main stand it’s truly a very unique stadium. There’s street art and graffiti in virtually every corner of it.
 
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SSG T

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I understand the history and the environment, but there was only one pass in the entire Monaco GP and it happened on the first lap. It’s a boring race.

TBH, especially having just watched Canada this weekend, Monaco isn't in the upper half of F1 races to watch from an entertainment perspective. Canada, Spa, Nordschlief (if they get back), Spain, Japan, Baku, heck COTA, Austria, Britain are all better races from a competition standpoint.

But Monaco is Monaco. The tight streets, the glitz and glamor, the casino, the harbor, the pool, the tunnel, the hairpin, those all make it what it is. The racing doesn't need to be great. Watching from the balcony of a hotel or apartment or a boat in the harbor would be one of the great vantage points in racing. And the experience is unlike any other track in any other racing league in the world.
 

mnole03

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TBH, especially having just watched Canada this weekend, Monaco isn't in the upper half of F1 races to watch from an entertainment perspective. Canada, Spa, Nordschlief (if they get back), Spain, Japan, Baku, heck COTA, Austria, Britain are all better races from a competition standpoint.

But Monaco is Monaco. The tight streets, the glitz and glamor, the casino, the harbor, the pool, the tunnel, the hairpin, those all make it what it is. The racing doesn't need to be great. Watching from the balcony of a hotel or apartment or a boat in the harbor would be one of the great vantage points in racing. And the experience is unlike any other track in any other racing league in the world.

And there’s the history. Sena was something else all out in the rain.
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